Online Filing and Payments

Filing Quarterly International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA)
Returns & Ordering IFTA or Intrastate Credentials

Welcome to North Carolina’s IFTA Internet Filing application. You can use this online resource to file quarterly IFTA returns, order IFTA or Intrastate credentials (license and decals) and remit payments. Listed below are some of the benefits you will receive from electronic filing:

  • No paper return to complete and mail
  • Calculation of tax or refund due
  • Faster processing of your return
  • Acknowledgement that your return has been received
  • Acknowledgement that your payment has been received for those who chose bank draft or debit/credit card

 

Who Can Participate?

In order to participate in the program, you must be registered with the Excise Tax Division as an IFTA or Intrastate Carrier and have an access code which has not expired. If you have questions regarding registration, internet requirements, or receipt and use of the access code, please contact the Excise Tax Division. The Division contact information is listed below under the ‘Need Additional Information’ section.

What are the Browser Requirements?

The on-line system has been designed to operate using one of the following browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5 or higher (with a 128-bit cipher strength*)

If you do not have the proper browser, the application may not function properly.

* To check the cipher strength, go to "Help" at the top of the browser. Select "About Internet Explorer" and a window will appear with the cipher strength listed.

How Do I File?

Log onto the DOR website and choose Motor Fuels IFTA / Intrastate E-File under Business Taxes. The first time you log onto the IFTA / Intrastate Internet Filing Program you will need to set up your account by clicking on “First Time Filer.” Enter your State number and your access code. You will be guided through setting up your account, which will include setting up your user id and password. Once this is completed, you can log on at anytime by using this user id and password. Your access code is only used to set up your account and can not be used more than once.

Taxpayers can order credentials (license and decals) or file quarterly IFTA returns. Amended or corrected returns may not be filed electronically but must be filed by paper return. Taxpayers with no outstanding returns or liabilities can order credentials.

What are the Payment Choices?
  • Bank Draft
  • Debit/Credit Card
Is There a Fee?

A convenience fee is charged if you choose the Debit/Credit Card option. This fee is $2 for every $100 remitted by debit/credit card. For example, if your amount due is $250.00, you would also be charged a $6 fee.

How Do I Submit My Payment?

You will be prompted through a series of screens which will require you to furnish information. If you choose Bank Draft, you will be required to furnish bank account information. If you choose the debit/credit card option, you will be required to furnish information on your debit/credit card.

Will I Receive an Acknowledgment?

You will receive confirmation pages indicating that your return, credential order and/or payment have been sent to the Excise Tax Division. You should print these confirmation pages for your records in case you have any questions on the status of your transmission. Also, please have your confirmation pages available when you contact the Division with questions.

Need Additional Information?

If you need assistance, please contact the Excise Tax Division toll-free at 1-877-308-9092 or (919) 707-7500, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.